The English government was trying to recover from the French and Indian War so they started to tax the Americans to make up for their debt. While the colonies became more independent during the war, after the war the English regained full control. They irritated the colonists, finally pushing them over the edge when they taxed tea. The colonists refused to pay the taxes because they had no representation in parliament. Parliament came up with a scheme to get the patriots to buy the tea. They made tea very cheap. But the patriots would have to pay the taxes. The patriots would have to submit to the parliament. In many places the ships carrying the tea would not be permitted to dock. In Charleston the ships were permitted to dock but the tea was kept in a warehouse. In Boston the arrival of ships made people very mad. The Collector of Customs refused to let the ships leave without payment. That evening a group of men dressed like Indians dumped the tea into the water. Today it is known as the Boston Tea Party. Many colonists applauded this, but the people back in London were angry. Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts which led to, among other things, the closing of the Boston Port. This started the ball rolling for the American Revolution. Today we remember the Boston Tea Party as a memorable historical event where the patriots boldly stated that they would not take no for an answer. As the 2012 presidential campaign moves forward at full force, we have a group of people fighting for what they
the late 1700 when tea was loved by all British and the newly American colonies, it was also the start of a new age. Who new something as simple and deliciously satisfying as tea could be the start and the dawn of a new age? On December 16, 1773 a very critical even happened that sparked the independence of the United States of America. An event was caused by British parliament out of spite because they did not approve of who the American colonies were buying the precious tea from . This event…
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Now for a matter that everyone knows of, The Boston Tea Party. Everyone knows the story, the Americans were being censored by the British government and this was an act to try to get revenge for the Americans(History). They went against society, and we talk about it like that is not a big issue, but this also isn’t a big issue and we are making it one. Looking at the Boston Tea Party from another angel you could say that the evidence also works. They attempted…
The 1773 Boston Tea Party was one of many significant events which lead to the declaration of an independent nation, America. This essay will discuss the causes and consequences of the Boston Tea Party including the expenses from the French-Indian war, the Boston Massacre, the Stamp and Sugar Acts of the 1760’s and the way the Boston Tea Party has affected many people at the time and remains to until this present day.
An important long term cause of the Boston Tea Party was the sizeable…
The Boston Tea Party
Few uprisings in American History are as well-known as the Boston Tea Party. Aside from popular images of colonists dressed as Indians dumping tea into the Boston Harbor, the Boston Tea Party marks the turning point between the American colonists and the British government. It helped to deepen the divide among the Patriots and the Loyalists, bringing the 13 colonies one step closer to declaring their independence.…
British. In The Shoemaker and The Tea Party, Alfred F. Young provides a recollection of stories from a colonist during the 17th Century. Before reading about the shoemaker, I only knew about the big name icons and vague detail about events that occurred during prior to the American Revolution. George Robert Twelves Hewes was a colonists that participated in the Boston Massacre and three years later dumping tea into the Boston Harbor. Hewes was a shoemaker in Boston, and just like many other colonists…
representation. This is important because it led to the Boston Tea Party.
Tea Act- The British lowered the price of tea and would get all the profits from it. It is important because this point the Colonist were sick and tired of the way they were being treated which led to the Boston Tea Party.
December 16, 1773
Boston Tea Party-A new taxes was put on tea which left the American colonists angry and lead to them dumping out crates or tea into the Boston Harbor. It was important because it gave the…
taxed tea,paper,and glass and other items that were necessary for life at the time. This caused complete disarray and rage in the colonies the colonists started a mob which grew in number until out of control, causing British troops to open fire this was known as the Boston massacre. This enraged colonist as word of this event spread and it kindled the fire of hate for the British. Then in 1773 a group of men led by Sam Adams dumped British tea into the harbor this became known as the Boston tea Party…
The Stamp Act was passed by the British in March of 1765. The act imposed a tax on ship’s papers, legal documents, licenses, and playing cards.
STAMP ACT PROTESTS
Boston shopkeepers, artisans, and laborers organized a secret resistance group called the Sons of Liberty. Led by Samuel Adams, the colonial protest prevented any stamps from being sold.
Named after Charles Townshend, the leading government minister, who decided a new method of gaining revenue from the…
Boston Tea Party
When the Boston Tea Party occurred on the evening of December 16,1773, it was the culmination of many years of bad feeling between the British government and her American colonies. The controversy between the two always seemed to hinge on the taxes, which Great Britain required for the upkeep of the American colonies. Starting in 1765, the Stamp Act was intended by Parliament to provide the funds necessary to keep peace between the American settlers and the Native American…